Thieves Swipe Dozens of Industrial-Sized Propane Tanks From Northeast Philadelphia Facilities

Counterterrorism officials and police are searching for a man who stole dozens of industrial propane tanks from two Northeast Philadelphia facilities last week, law enforcement sources tell NBC10.

The tanks were stolen overnight last Thursday from Praxair at 2300 Church Street in Frankford and James Morrissey Inc. at 4720 Pennypack Street in the Holmesburg section of the city, sources said.

Security footage from the facilities show a man loading 43 tanks of various sizes into a dark-colored minivan, according to sources.

Twenty-four of the tanks are said to be the size and style used to fuel forklifts, sources said. Also taken were nine tanks that hold 100 pounds of fuel, four 50 pound tanks, four 33 pound tanks and two 2 pound tanks, according to sources.

Investigators sent out a bulletin to authorities across Northeast Philadelphia asking them to be on the lookout for the van and thief.

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